This is the closest we have found to Cognac in a US-born and bred brandy! Complex waves of orange blossom, toffee, and leather leap from the glass leading to a full-bodied palate with notes of vanilla, caramel, cocoa powder, and orange rind. Dan Farber puts his training to great use blending older stocks of Pinot Noir, Colombard, and Semillon to perfection. Crafting a masterpiece brandy with this elegance and finesse is akin to DaVinci putting the final brushstrokes on the Mona Lisa. Your snifter just found a new best friend!
Now the oldest independent brandy distillery in the USA, Osocalis is a small, artisanal producer in Soquel, California. The name Osocalis is the original Native American name for Soquel, today part of the greater Santa Cruz area. They use a small (100 gallon) antique alambic Charentais still, imported from Cognac, to produce brandies using grapes and apples from the cooler coastal regions of California. Distiller Daniel Farber honed his skills in France, training with some of the great brandy distilleries in Cognac, Armagnac, and Calvados. He brings that wealth of knowledge to the new world and strives to produce brandies that have the length, elegance and finesse of those from the Old World, but with the fruit intensity and structure that California-grown fruit provide.